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SAN MATEO - Congressional members, Jared Huffman and Jackie Speier were in the Bay Area Friday introducing their new Crab Emergency Disaster Assistance Act of 2016.

On a waterfront in San Rafael, they spoke of the fishery disaster and what their legislation would do. They also asked U.S. Commerce Secretary, Penny Pritzker to evaluate Governor Brown’s disaster declaration request and...

Post date: Fri, 03/04/2016 - 22:03

ARCATA - The City of Arcata is continuing its work on affordable housing in the area by investing to develop a mobile home park strategy.

The city council will appropriate $35,000 from the general fund to evaluate current conditions, collect data, and look at potential areas of involvement. Issues like rent control, MOU’s, long term lease agreements with management in exchange for lower...

Post date: Fri, 03/04/2016 - 21:51

NORTH COAST - Humboldt County’s unemployment rate is up slightly for the month of January at 5.6 percent. It’s not a huge increase; just one tenth of one percent. The year over rate is down actually 1.1 percent from January of 2015.

The county remained ranked 18th in the 58-counties statewide. Humboldt job growth was in leisure and hospitality, education and health,...

Post date: Fri, 03/04/2016 - 21:38

FORTUNA-Proposed changes to Fortuna's smoking ordinance is moving forward; the first reading will happen at city council's meeting this Monday. 

Proposed changes to the ordinance would prohibit smoking in public service areas such as bus stops and ATM's as well as multi-unit housing. It could also change definitions of "smoke" to include electronic smoking device vapor. Increasing the...

Post date: Fri, 03/04/2016 - 17:48

EUREKA-A man sustained serious facial injuries including a torn ear, after being assaulted at the Bayshore Mall parking lot.

Around 4 p.m Thursday, EPD located the victim with lacerations on his face. He said he was walking to his car when he noticed three men looking inside vehicles. The victim questioned them, then walked away. Afterwards, the men struck the victim from the back...

Post date: Fri, 03/04/2016 - 17:46

EUREKA-With an eye on the department’s future, the Eureka Police Department is developing a 5-year plan. They are on step two of the process, where they are seeking feedback and assessment from the public.

Last month, they held a strategic meeting with employees only, which was the first step of the process. Now they are gathering feedback from the community. Some questions they want to...

Post date: Fri, 03/04/2016 - 17:43

HUMBOLDT COUNTY-The Humboldt Area Foundation, in an effort to better serve the youth of Humboldt County, has made grant funding available specifically for non-profits that target the young.

The grants are for non-profit organizations with a summer program that runs between June to September.

Since they first opened in 1972, Humboldt Area Foundation has given out more than $70,000...

Post date: Fri, 03/04/2016 - 17:24

EUREKA - Thursday night citizens of Humboldt had the chance to weigh-in on how they think the county should spend its $300 million budget.

It was all part of the county’s fourth annual Interactive Community Budget Meeting. There were five locations connected though Google hangout; each with a district supervisor, community members, stakeholders, departments, and outside agencies....

Post date: Fri, 03/04/2016 - 16:58